After on Start reading After on your Kindle in under a minute. . After by Amy Efaw is a well-researched examination of teen pregnancy and. They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. This time, though, the cover was the reason why I decided to pick up After, flip it over, and find. During Devon’s declination hearing, Jenifer starts to question how she raised Devon. She is convinced that it is her fault that Devon abandoned.

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Her mom gets annoyed that she won’t get up and begins tugging on her to do so.

I think the book could have benefitted from some serious editing in the first half. I loved the writing in this book. She thinks she’s better than all the others at juvie because she didn’t really do anything wrong because eafw murder of her own child isn’t wrong She is ashamed of herself.


Better to read the inspirational story of a Dumpster Baby who grew up to be ffaw wonderful and happy person, right? A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant. I feel like the book could have been shorter and I hated the ending which really lowered my rating of the book overall.

I’m sorry, but that didn’t happen. There is no excuse for that. View all 7 comments.

Children’s Book Review: After by Amy Efaw, Author . Viking $ (p) ISBN

It seemed right and just and realistic. But then it did.


As much as I wanted Devon to be a compelling character, her lack of self-awareness made her extremely hard to like, although she is a character that inspires excessive pity. Her attitude towards Dom and the others trying to help her was unreasonable and uncalled for. Amy Efaw has a way of turning your previous thoughts and reactions to a situation completely upside down. Any chance making a second book?? Then she yanks the big, bulky blanket Devon was under, and they all see all this blood around her legs and lower stomach.

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AFTER by Amy Efaw | Kirkus Reviews

I waited the entire book for something of substance to happened and then it fizzed at the end. Mar 27, laaaaames rated it did not like it.

Devon Sky Davenport, 15 tahun adalah siswi teladan dan bintang sepak bola berbakat. Also, and this is tied up with a forthcoming issue I sfaw, the revelation Devon has about her mom toward the end is really unfair in my opinion. I shouldn’t have dumped the baby in the trash. I mean, who wants to read the first-person account of a woman, or teen, who threw her baby away?

Do I have a cold or something? I learned that it’s not only the so-called ‘bad people’ who do these types of things, but the perfectly ‘normal’ and average people. Will I have anything for a proper review now?

You tell yourself wha Social media has given people the ability to share their opinions about news stories. However, as an author, you need to understand your own abilities. I feel bad now.


And in the heat of the moment, the Devon Davenport is in denial. Months go by and she notices herself not feeling good, dragging. Dalam bahasa sederhana, merupakan kemampuan benak manusia untuk tidak mengakui sesuatu yang sebenarnya sungguh-sungguh terjadi. Masih mau cuek sama orang sekitar?? And this author treated her subject brilliantly.

I didn’t think it could possibly succeed in making me feel sympathetic toward its MC. Too much for my taste, in fact. A teenage girl gives birth alone, then throws the baby in the trash and tries to pretend nothing happened. How could a girl like this end up doing something as horrible as throwing a newborn baby in the trash along with other refuse from around the house?

I loved Devon from the first page, no matter what she’d done. I found myself feeling very protective of her one minute and horrified by her the next. But I will say that the ending made sense to me. This is painfully real. Buku ini adalah mengenai penyangkalan. This book offers a realistic and graphic story that offers insight into just how someone might be driven to these actions.